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  1. I'm headed down to Conroe, TX, with Tyson Foods Thursday to serve meals for anyone who needs one. We've spent the last several days trying to find a good spot to set up that can handle 5-6 big rigs and 4 cook teams and with much of the city still underwater, Conroe is the closest we can get. But I promise you we'll set up a distribution network to get plenty of meals into the city to those affected. So glad to work for a company that is dedicating so many resources to helping these folks. Unfortunately, I'll be leaving my boat in NWA!
  2. Flood gates opened 1 ft. at 7pm tonight, according to Alan Bland with the Corp.
  3. Stayed a few hours and went home with this mixed bag. Pulling crankbaits around Houseman.
  4. Awesome report and very similar to mine today. My buddy caught by far the biggest fish of his life and I couldn't be more happy. The whole thing about different stages of being a fisherman...I get a bigger thrill watching others catch fish these days. I didn't even put a rod in my hand today and still can't wipe the smile off my face.
  5. A chrome rogue with black back and orange belly has done well for me.
  6. Didn't get on the water, but was at Monte Ne today and it's still chocolate milk.
  7. Alligator skin bass boat seats.
  8. This guy has some pretty good video and stills of the Beaver town bridge. https://www.facebook.com/smith.treuer
  9. From the Corps of Engineers Facebook page: Spillway releases through Beaver and Table Rock dams. We will begin a spillway release at six p.m. today from Beaver Dam because of heavy rains today. The seven spillway gates will be opened two-foot releasing 15,000 cubic feet per second in addition to the 7,500 c.f.s. being released through the turbine generators. The total release is 22,500 c.f.s. The lake will crest at 1,131.5 feet above sea level. Future rainfall may cause the Corps to increase releases at Beaver Lake. This depends on how much additional rain falls and how quickly it falls. Releases from Table Rock Lake are expected to begin Monday, Dec. 28. Releases will range from 20,000 c.f.s. to 40,000 c.f.s. because of the current heavy rainfall in the Beaver Table Rock drainage basin. Daily lake information can be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.
  10. Beaver town bridge. Photo from Robert Roman Norman.
  11. We hit a similar stretch of the lake Saturday afternoon following the rain. Put in on what was basically a solid pile of debris at the Holiday Island ramp. Hot and humid as heck.Landed one on a frog with a few more missed blowups....Then kept throwing it because I rarely do and when it's an option on TR or Beaver it sure is a bunch of fun...Then a few decent fish on the ned, the biggest fish flipping, and my lady caught a couple nice crappie, 2 short walleye, and some spots on a Flicker Shad. I was looking for willows too but didn't want to run too far and get into boat traffic. Regardless of the quality we caught, I love having TR fairly close even when Beaver is 10 minutes from my house.
  12. Lockhart, TX. You can make 3 stops and have some of the best bbq in the world. Then drive an hour to the Shiner brewery, take the tour and have a few samples. Or vice versa. A good friend lives in Austin and got to know the area because it was his sales territory. He chauffeured us around a couple of years ago. Great time.
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